contest for Wisconsin resident writers
POSTMARK DEADLINE is January 31, 2012, for the
Wisconsin Writers Awards for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in
2011. Submit published work in the categories of book-length fiction,
poetry; short fiction and nonfiction; a set of five poems; or children's
literature. Authors must be current Wisconsin residents. The entry fee is $20.
Out-of-state judges make the selection. First place winners in each category
receive $500 and a week-long writing residency at Shake Rag Alley or Maplewood
Lodge in Mineral Point. See our website, www.wiswriters.org, for additional
and entry forms. Nominations are also open for the $500 Christopher Sholes
Award, given to
recognize a Wisconsin resident or organization for outstanding encouragement of
Wisconsin writers. The
Council for Wisconsin Writers is a nonprofit organization devoted to
celebrating the accomplishments of published Wisconsin writers and nurturing an
appreciation of Wisconsin writing.